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Motions & Amendments: Education

 

1. East Ayrshire Local Association & Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

 "That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the workload implications for teachers and lecturers of new assessment and moderation procedures including:

  (i) providing pupil performance evidence;

  (ii) internal summative assessment at National 4.”
 
 
Carried

2. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate additional workload involved in co-ordinating, delivering, assessing and reporting on literacy and numeracy under CfE arrangements including additional workload associated with being a Numeracy and Literacy Co-ordinator.”
 
 
Carried

3. Moray Local Association

 "That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on inequalities in current SQA additional assessment arrangements.”
 
 
Carried

4. East Dunbartonshire Local Association & Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM call for a moratorium on new developments, including Curriculum for Excellence, in light of budget cuts and proposed changes to conditions of service.”
 
 
Carried

5. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to condemn and oppose any attempts to use Curriculum for Excellence as justification for cuts and further instructs Council to withdraw from the Curriculum for Excellence Management Board if that body condones such actions.”
 
 
Carried
6. Council

"That this AGM call upon the new Scottish Government to increase spending on Curriculum for Excellence programmes, both in terms of providing adequate resources and supporting the necessary CPD arrangements, and further calls for said monies to be ring-fenced.”
 
 
Remitted
to Council

7. West Dunbartonshire Local Association & North Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to organise a ballot to boycott any further development work in relation to Curriculum for Excellence.  This ballot to be organised by November 2011.”
 
 
Carried

8. Moray Local Association

 "That this AGM instruct Council to withdraw EIS representation on the CfE Management Board until a delay of a minimum of one year in the implementation of the new National Qualifications is agreed.”
 
 
Defeated

9. Aberdeenshire Local Association & Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to:-
 
 (i) investigate and report on the impact of budget cuts on teachers’ CPD;
  
(ii) investigate and report on good practice of local authorities in the area of relevant and quality continuing personal and professional development;
 
(iii) promote and campaign for a commitment from Government and Local Authorities to continuing personal and professional development;

(iv) communicate the findings and issue relevant advice to members as a part of this.”
 
Carried

10. Aberdeenshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the impact that the end of "Determined to Succeed” (DtS) ring-fenced funding has had on schools and pupils.”
 
Carried

11. West Dunbartonshire Local Association & Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for a change in the law to establish, in statute, a minimum of 25 hours of teaching time in primary schools and 27.5 hours in secondary schools and that this teaching time may only be provided by a GTCS registered teacher.”
 
Withdrawn
12. Council

"That this AGM instruct Council to address the recommendations of the Donaldson Review of teacher education in all appropriate fora, including through engagement with the McCormac review in order to: 
• ensure quality ITE for all teachers entering the profession together with quality CPD for teachers throughout their careers.
• ensure that student placements in schools are high quality experiences for students with properly funded support.
• ensure that the induction year is a high quality experience for newly qualified teachers with properly funded support.
• support the development of the Chartered Teacher Scheme, without capping of numbers by local Councils.
• achieve funding to support the above.”
 
Carried

13. Renfrewshire Local Association & Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM condemn and oppose the dilution of education provision incurred by using non-GTCS registered staff in lieu of GTCS registered teachers and instruct Council to campaign to ensure that all classes are taught by qualified GTCS registered teachers.”
 
     Carried

14. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate the practicalities of implementing Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC).”
 
Carried

15.  Glasgow Local Association

 "That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for the maintenance of specialist provision for pupils with additional support needs.”
 
    Carried

16. Moray Local Association

 "That this AGM instruct Council to engage with the Scottish Government in order to review the demands on schools in relation to Additional Support for Learning (ASfL), Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) and Looked after Children (LAC).”
 
   Carried

17. Aberdeenshire Local Association, Edinburgh Local Association & Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to raise concerns with the Scottish Government regarding reductions in nursery teacher provision and to investigate the effects of this on:

(i) the delivery of Curriculum for Excellence;

(ii) levels of access to a nursery teacher.”
 
    Carried